The WFTO Guarantee System Handbook

AN INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION on the Guarantee System can be viewed here.

1. INTRODUCTION

2. SCOPE AND FIELD OF APPLICATION

3. GLOSSARY

4. CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP
      4.1  Provisional Members
      4.2   WFTO member Organisations

5. THE GUARANTEE SYSTEM AND NON TRADING MEMBERS

6.  WFTO STANDARD
      6.1  Introduction, structure, applicability and definitions
      6.2  Principles and Compliance criteria
      6.3  Supply chain management
            6.3.1  App 1 Core Fair Trade principles
            6.3.2  App 2 Recognized FT Schemes for supplier monitoring

7. GUARANTEE SYSTEM
      7.1  Overview and Flow
      7.2  Components of Guarantee System
            7.2.1   New membership applications
            7.2.2   Self Assessment
            7.2.3   Monitoring Audit
            7.2.4   Peer Visit
            7.2.5   Fair Trade Accountability Watch

          8. OPERATION OF GUARANTEE SYSTEM
                8.1 Governance of Standard and Guarantee System
                      8.1.1 Review of Standard
                      
8.1.2 Qualification of auditors
                      8.1.3 Review of recognition of FT systems
                      8.1.4 
Review of protocols for audit and Peer visit 
                      8.1.5 
Review of documentation
                8.2 Management of Guarantee System
                      8.2.1 Approval and Sanctions procedure
                      8.2.2 Complaints procedure
                      8.2.3 Appeals procedure
                
8.3  Functioning of the Guarantee System
                      8.3.1 Members' risk analysis
                      
8.3.2 Operational procedures 
                      8.3.3 Recognition of FT certification or guarantee systems
                8.4 
Transition to full functioning of Guarantee System

          9. CLAIM, LABELLING AND LOGO
         
         
10. AUDITORS QUALIFICATION
            

         11. ANNEXES
              11.2 Guarantee System Internal Documents 
                      11.2.3 Code of conduct agreement for peers/auditors
              
 

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7 March 20017, Culemborg, The Netherlands - The fight for gender equality at workplaces is far from over. The recent reports by UN Women show that women in economic activities continue to suffer various forms of discrimination and unequal treatment. They also highlight that their labour force participation has stagnated[1]. This reality has mobilised the Fair Trade movement to a renewed call to action to fight, harder this time, for the rights of women, especially those engaged in economic activities.